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Chicano San Diego: Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780816525683
Author(s): Richard Griswold del Castillo
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 300

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The Mexican and Chicana/o residents of San Diego have a long, complicated, and rich history that has been largely ignored. This collection of essays shows how the Spanish-speaking people of this border city have created their own cultural spaces. Sensitive to issues of gender-and paying special attention to political, economic, and cultural figures and events-the contributors explore what is unique about San Diego's Mexican American history.In chronologically ordered chapters, scholars discuss how Mexican and Chicana/o people have resisted and accommodated the increasingly Anglo-oriented culture of the region. The book's early chapters recount the historical origins of San Diego and its development through the mid-nineteenth century, describe the American colonization that followed, and include examples of Latino resistance that span the twentieth century-from early workers' strikes to the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960s. Later chapters trace the Chicana/o Movement in the community and in the arts; the struggle against the gentrification of the barrio; and the growth of community organizing (especially around immigrants' rights) from the perspective of a community organizer.To tell this sweeping story, the contributors use a variety of approaches. Testimonios retell individual lives, ethnographies relate the stories of communities, and historical narra Please click here to ask a question
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